DepEd Clarifications on the Applicability of Amended Christmas Break to Public, Private Schools

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DepEd clarifies applicability of amended Christmas break to public, private schools Teachers in elementary and secondary public schools may begin their Christmas vacation for 2018 on December 16, following the memorandum issued by the Office of Undersecretary for Planning and Field Operations to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Regional Offices and Schools Division Offices in view of DepEd Order No. 49, series 2018, or “Amendments to DepEd Order No. 25, s. 2018 (School Calendar for School Year 2018-2019).” However, teachers may still be required to report and render services from…

DepEd: Christmas Vacation Will Officially Start on Dec. 15. Classes Resumes Jan. 2, 2019

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To give students and teachers enough time to spend Christmas with their families, the Department of Education (DepEd) has adjusted the school calendar to allow for an earlier and longer Christmas break. In a directive to public and private elementary and secondary schools, Secretary Leonor Briones announced that the Christmas break for this school year will start on Dec. 15, a week earlier than the original Dec. 22 schedule. “We have been listening to the suggestions of the Senate, the Executive, the Congress, and the parents,” said Briones on the…

DepEd Teachers, Personnel, Set to Receive P3,000 Anniversary Bonus in December

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Teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) across all governance levels are set to receive P3,000 bonus as part of its anniversary celebration in December. The pronouncement was first made by DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones during the World Teachers’ Day celebration in Ormoc City on October 5, and was reaffirmed in a meeting between the members of the Department’s Executive Committee and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) – Philippines at SEAMEO INNOTECH, Quezon City on October 26. “We’re already working on it, and preparing for…

ISO Certified DepEd Regional and Division Offices

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DepEd regional, division offices receive ISO Certification The Department of Education (DepEd) Region VIII, and the Schools Division Offices of Bacoor City, Laoag City, and Ilocos Norte recently obtained International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certification for displaying commitment to the standards of quality management in providing quality and efficient service to stakeholders. Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones and other DepEd officials are delighted with this milestone and gave recognition to the said offices during the Awarding Ceremony of Certification to ISO 9001:2015 on September 21 at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan,…

DepEd Statement on Calls to Fully Implement the Six-hour Workday

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As a response to the concerns pertaining to the working hours of public school teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) clarified that teachers are not exempted from the eight-hour workday in government, as resolved in the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 080096 issued in 2008. Under the CSC Resolution, teachers are required to render six hours of actual classroom teaching per day within the school premises, while the remaining two hours may be utilized to doing teaching-related tasks outside the school premises. Due to the continuing clamor to strictly…

DepEd Statement on Hiring Personnel That Will Accomplish Clerical Tasks

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In keeping with its continuous expansion of employee welfare as part of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s 10-Point Agenda, the Department of Education (DepEd) is spearheading efforts to improve the working condition of teachers. As part of its ongoing review of policies on teachers’ workload, the agency is conducting a study of the type and magnitude of ancillary tasks undertaken by teachers in schools and the specific typology of the schools (size, geographic distance, etc.) that will ensure a school structure’s responsiveness to the particular needs of the school and school-community.…

DepEd Statement on the Appeal to Provide Leave Benefits for Teachers During the School Year

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Statement on the appeal to provide leave benefits for teachers during the school year The Department of Education (DepEd) maintains that teachers are entitled to vacation service credits, which serve as their sick and vacation leaves. As defined in Section 9 of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Memorandum Circular (MC) 41, s.1998, vacation service credits are leave credits earned for services rendered on activities during summer or Christmas vacation, as authorized by proper authority, or services done beyond the regular functions or beyond regular work hours/days where payment of honorarium…

DepEd: GSIS Deadline for Settlement of Past Due Loans Extended

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DepEd ensures extension of GSIS deadline for settlement of past due loans The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday secured the assurance of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) that member-borrowers who have past due loans will still be able to update these accounts, with automatic waiver of penalties and surcharges, one month after the original September 30 deadline set by the social insurance institution. “We just received a call from GSIS President and General Manage Jesus Clint Aranas bearing good news for our teachers and other personnel – that…

DepEd Official Statement on Calls to Ban Saturday Classes, Required Meetings

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DepEd Official Statement Published: September 24, 2018 Statement on calls to ban Saturday classes, required meetings Amid calls to prohibit classes and required meetings on Saturdays, the Department of Education (DepEd) emphasizes the need to balance between its mandate to deliver quality basic education and safeguarding the welfare of both learners and personnel. As prescribed by Republic Act No. 7797, DepEd sets a school calendar with a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 220 class days every year. During class suspensions, whether due to inclement weather or other legitimate reasons,…

DepEd Gets Higher Approval Rating (from 84% to 88%) Despite Attack

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DepEd Official Statements Published: September 25, 2018 DepEd Gets Higher Approval Rating Despite Attack Enjoying yet another high approval rating, based on the latest Pulse Asia survey, the Department of Education (DepEd) reaffirms its relentless and effective engagement with various stakeholders who continue to trust and work with the agency in the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education for all Filipinos. DepEd’s latest approval rating of 88% is a welcome boost from its rating of 84% – the highest among all government agencies – in March 2018. The…